Kirsten Mustain

Grove Sun

The Grove Fire Department extricated a contractor from beneath a local business Wednesday evening after he became unresponsive, according to Fire Marshal Mike Reed.

Reed said the 65-year-old man was working underneath a business at 2209 S. Main when he became unresponsive around 7:15 p.m.

Firefighters were on the scene for about 30 minutes, Reed said.

“They had to go in under the business and extricate him,” he explained.

Reed said firefighters used a piece of equipment called a “skid,” which is a sort of flexible sled made of slick plastic.

“They strap the victim into it and slide them out,” he said, adding that skids are also used for large patients that cannot be easily transported by regular stretchers.

Reed said the man who was rescued had received medical attention and was now doing well.